For many people, their wedding is the most important and certainly the happiest day of their lives. Everything has to be perfect, what everybody is wearing, who the photographer is and whether it is sunny outside or not. This perfectionism can also be found in the wedding invitations that many people send out to their friends and family, to help mark this once in a lifetime event. From the subtle to the outrageous, there are plenty of ideas for the wedding invitations that you can use, and we will cover just a few tips to make this special day a little more memorable.
Wedding Invitations – Things to Consider
Nobody likes being left out of the loop, and if you forget to mail a friend or co-worker an invitation who you meant to send it to, then you can potentially have problems down the road. By planning ahead of who you are going to invite specifically, and when, you avoid this problem. Take a few minutes , sit down and really think who you would like to show up for your special day. Do you want it to be a big wedding or a smaller one, more personal or as big as possible? Your amount of guests should reflect that. So the guestlist should be on of the first things to consider.
Take the time to re-read what you’ve written down in each wedding invitation, to make sure your spelling and grammar is flawless. Chances are, your friends will forgive you if you make a little mistake here or there, but you want everything about your wedding to be perfect, so that should apply to what is written on the wedding invitations. This should also be used when spelling people’s names. Someone who’s last name starts with a “ph” probably wont apprecaite it if you substitute it for a “f”.
Keep it Simple
Most of the stationary commonly used for invitations is quite small, and by keeping whatever message you write nice and short, you avoid the embarrassing mistake of having to cram multiple pieces of stationary into one envelope. Also, if you’ve opted for the more expensive stationary, keeping it nice and short can prevent the invitations eating too much out of your wedding budget.
Make it Personal
Nothing on the letter should be typed out, instead go for the more personal handwriting in ink. If you have good handwriting, cursive can really make an invitation stand out, and it looks great against some of the other duller ways of writing. This also goes for the mailing address and return address, both should be written out by you. Lastly, if you don’t think everyone will be able to decipher your handwriting, calligraphers are for hire that can do an excellent job of making your wedding invitations look beautiful; just be wary of your expenses.